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Los Gatos Lions Club and Branch Club
The local club is the most important single element of Lionism. It is the club which carries out the programs. Los Gatos Lions Club is made up from a wonderfully diverse group of men and women who love to work and play together while doing projects that help and support the community and a large number of local charities. The club membership is continually growing and is at an all time high with 110 members.
At the 4-C6 District Convention, the Los Gatos Lions have been honored many times with the Granito Award, "The Best Club in the District". This coveted award is earned by fulfilling extensive criteria for club performance, activities, and accomplishments. The Los Gatos Lions Club was chartered in 1946 and is a non-profit California Corporation. Join us and add something special to your life. Click here to read about the History of the Los Gatos Lions Club
What We Do Is What You Get!
Los Gatos Lions Club is made up from a wonderfully diverse group of people who love to work and play together while doing projects that help and support the community and a large number of local charities. "We serve".
The Los Gatos Lions raise about $180,000 annually to give back to the community and to Lions sponsored and International programs. The groups and charities the Lions support include:
• The Santa Clara Valley Blind Center
• The Lions Eye Foundation and Lions in Sight (eyeglass recycling)
• Ear of the Lion
• Books Aloud
• Los Gatos Schools' mental health, CASSY, and counseling programs
• Annual LGHS scholarships to graduating seniors
• Juvenile Diabetes Society, Camp De Los Ninos
• Boy Scout Troop 539
• Canine Companions for Independence
• Senior citizen programs
• Individual requests for special needs
• Los Gatos High School sports and educational needs
• Reality Check - LGHS student produced publication
• Los Gatos Athletic Association
• Los Gatos Theatre Improvement Project
• The Los Gatos Public Library
• Civic improvement projects
• Student speakers program
• Los Gatos Lions Foundation
• Los Gatos Youth Park
• Billy Jones Railroad
• Lions Club International Foundation
It Doesn't Grow On Trees!
To support the many causes, charities, scholarships, projects and Lions International programs, takes a lot of work and the generous help and support from the community. The Los Gatos Lions give hundreds of hours of volunteer service working on fund raising events and projects and raise funds through the following sources.
- Lion member's contributions
- Annual Cioppino Dinner and Auction
- "Date Night", Lions Causes for Kids
- Los Gatos High School Snack Shack Concession at all football and track and field events.
- The Annual Los Gatos Lions Benefit Golf Tournament
- White Cane Days
- Annual Car Drawing Raffle
- Community events
- Special contributions and memorials
We heartily thank the community for supporting and attending the Lions Club events and fund raisers. Your donations and contributions make a difference.